Harry Steinman is an author who has also worked as a security guard, a recruiter in a toy factory, a hippie commune leader, an accountant, a substitute math teacher, a New Age religious community troublemaker, and a dog trainer. The writer is best known for his science fiction thriller Little Deadly Things, which he published through a carefully organized Kickstarter campaign. The plot of this debut novel addresses many scientific topics. It also delves into the age-old conflict between those who love science for its own sake, versus those who view science as cool, sterile, and separate from the rich human heritage of creativity in art and literature. The book's title refers to the potential dangers of a future merging of nanotechnology with human biology. Steinman cites organizations such as The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology as sources for his research.
Little Deadly Things is described as a meeting of science and psyche, and "A sci-fi thriller for people who don't read thrillers. And for those who do." It tells the tale of two scientists who, once having been the best of friends, find themselves in a race against each other that will determine the fate of mankind. The novel released to a number of positive reviews and can be found on Amazon. Currently, Steinman is working on his follow up to Little Deadly Things titled All Dead Generations.
"I think that in the area of nanotechnology, whoever has the most successful mythology to surround it is going to have a lot of influence on how the technology is developed."
"I don't think that you can stop people from developing these technologies. What you need to do is develop a sensitivity so you can react to problems a lot faster."
"A lot of things that may strike us as absurd today may be commonplace tomorrow."